VIRGINIA BEACH- Roy Kenneth Beach, 79, passed away on Monday, June 8, 2015. He was born in Norfolk, Virginia to the late Joseph Edward Beach and Laura Jane Miller Beach. He was the past president of the Optimist Club at Maury High School and he was also the President of his graduating Police Academy Class. He worked as a police officer for the city of Norfolk for 31 years, the last 22 of these years as a detective. Roy also worked as the Director of Security at Sentara Leigh Hospital for 14 years before retiring in 2004.
He was predeceased by his first wife, Shirley Elizabeth Beach, mother of five sons; a brother, Edward Joseph “Buddy” Beach; sister, Mildred Jeanette Gallop; sister, Helen Jeanette Desimone; sister, Thelma Hancock; sister, Velma Anderson; brother, Herbert James Beach; and a daughter-in-law, Wanda G. Beach.
Roy is survived by his wife Betty Beach; their seven children, Roy Kenneth Beach, Jr., Robert Glenn Beach and wife Victoria L. Beach, Kevin Gerard Beach, Steve Beach, Patrick Gerard Beach and wife Tammy Beach, Sherrie Lynn Hill, and Keith Richard Christy; 10 grandchildren, Timothy Chad Beach, Thomas Cody Beach, Dennis James Beach, Robert Zane Beach, Joshua Roy Beach and wife Randi Lynn Beach, Elizabeth Nicole Beach, Jennifer Crystal Beach, Jeremy Scott Beach, Brian Christopher Hill and Candace Marie Christy; five great-grandchildren, Jasmine Marie Beach, Kira Nicole Beach, Joshua Robert Beach, Christopher George Beach, and Blaike Landon Hill; sister, Virginia Lee Everett; brother, Earl Henry Beach; and sister, Joyce Camelia Leis.
The family will receive friends on Sunday, June 14, 2015 from 7:00pm to 9:00pm at Altmeyer Funeral Home, 5792 Greenwich Road, Virginia Beach. A Celebration of Life ceremony with Norfolk Police Honors will be held in the funeral home on Monday, June 15, 2015 at 11:00am.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Virginia C.O.P.S. at P.O. Box 3295, Henrico, Virginia 23228 (to benefit survivors of police officers killed in the line of duty).
Condolences may be shared with the family at www.altmeyerfh.com
Date: Sunday, June 14, 2015
Time: 2:34 pm - 2:34 pm
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